Wow (short and sweet)

December 7, 2007

Like all things that happen, this school semester is at its end.  This made me think of the good life because just like life it comes to an end.  But how many ends will we see before we end?  Relationships, friendships.  Just thinking of life its self made me wonder ‘what is the purpose’.  What were people meant to do?  Is there even a reason for our existence?  I was just wondering because it is awkward to imagine living without a purpose.

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Just recently I had a chat at 2:15 am with my R. A. Shawn Gilligan, about what he defines as the good life.  He stated that “the good life to me is whatever makes me happy”.  (Gilligan)  He believes that for himself, the good life is staying up until early and reading comic books.  He enjoys comic books such as “Spider man”.   He is now only reading Spider man because he did not think he would survive needing to read about how his favorite super heroes died such as the amazing ‘Captain America’.  balls After seeing ‘Captain America’ fall, Shawn never did think he would recover.  It was a blow below the belt as some may say.  Shawn is a hard core comic book fan.  His most prized possession in a comic book named ‘Yogie Bear visits the U.N.’.  Shawn had his eye on this book for almost a full year before he finally purchased it.  He is so proud of the comic book for lasting so long in such great condition.  The comic book itself is in great condition however due to age and wear, the pages are turning a brownish color somewhat like the color of the Declaration of Independence.  Shawn found his good life through his comics and super heroes.  And now he is a hero to many.

Getting away like a bad boy!

November 16, 2007

Today was a great day in my eyes as well as others.  I just love it when people make mistakes.  Everyone including myself knows that no one is perfect however I enjoy living that fact up.  As bad as I feel (which is not very bad at all), I took advantage of someone’s error.  I received my history midterm today and noticed that my grade was wrong.  Of course I did not tell the teacher, what kind of person do you think I am.  I looked at my grade and then looked at my paper.  She even wrote the points that I had obtained and added them up.  However that which should have been a 76.5 percent ended up being an 86.5 percent.  Would you give up ten points to honesty?  Normally I would, but to me this is a different case.  The way I see school is like a life prison.  I must work my tail off to do something that I do not really feel like doing; but if I fail to graduate I will always be a failure.  When I fail, I always fail but people see me as succeeding.  It contradicts itself.  One of the mottoes I live by is “once a failure always a failure”.  It seems as though when one person is happy someone else is unhappy.  There is no right.  So I think making myself happy with a grade that I do not deserve is right enough by me to make me happy for the next three or four hours.  Moral of my story is that there is no pleasing me.  My parents call me their most successful failure because even when I succeed I  feel  like the effort that I put in wasn’t worth it or whatever I did right was a waste of time.  As I said… There is no pleasing me.

(If anyone reads this and can relate or can even understand what I wrote just leave a comment.)

Run away…

November 9, 2007

Personally for me this week has been rather rough. I received a C on a paper that I thought I did better on. I was wondering about how I could forget about having such a failure for a grade. In order to graduate I need a B. I wanted to drown myself in music to help me forget about the grade. Eventually I came to a song by Linkin Park called Run Away. I thought that maybe mentally I could run away from the bad score and stress that took over me this week. However I began to realize that even if I was able to mentally ‘run away’ from this bad day in school, then it would almost be lying from myself as if nothing had ever happened. I think that lying to yourself makes you worse off than you were originally. This relates to the good life because many people deal with tough times in different ways. However if you forget about the hardships, then it is as if a clump of lies just build up inside of you and creates a snowball effect. However I manage to rid myself of all stress and find the good in my soul which overwrites any anger or upset feelings, or perhaps I just get overwhelmed with a not terrible but still bad grade.

    One of my friends found this great website where one can make money. You make money by the amount of profile views and by recruiting people to the website. This website is almost the same as myspace. It is almost exactly alike. You can make money by referring people to the sight. For example if you click here you will come to my referral area where if you joined, it would benefit the person who you were referred by. The profiles look like this. It is a great way to talk to friends because with the comments and views you can earn money if you get enough views in the month.

This makes me think of the good life in several ways.  For instance this is an easy way to make some extra spending money.  I can just sit and watch my profile flourish.  Also it is an easy way to keep in touch with friends.  It is easy to work with and I believe if the word spreads, this website could take off and become more popular than myspace or facebook.   With the average  of 800 new users per day, the website can thrive.  Advertisements  will want to be on the page  due to the web site’s popularity.   I also think this  is great for the maker because if he can afford to pay the users then he must be makeing a nice profit off of the site.  Also this attracts people.  I see only positives in this site.

Lazy friends

October 26, 2007

I have a friend who just so happens to be doing rather poorly in almost all of his classes.  I am fairly upset with him because he is too lazy to put forth the effort and do his work.  I have asked him over and over to get his work done but he would rather play games and eat.  I suppose I feel alright about his situation because he is doing the things he wants to be doing but at the same time I feel like I need to punch him in the face a couple of times to get my point across to him.  I would be very disappointed if he was kicked out of the college he is attending for failing to pass even a quarter of his classes.  I have not missed a homework or even a class yet even though I had a wake and funeral for two different people in the same week.  I even wrote a five page essay.  The only excuse he can give me is that he is not good at school.  Is that even a legit statement?  I do not think you can be good at school.  I know you can put in effort effort you can be successful.  That is what I do.

I suppose life works out in the end the way people want it so I just hope it works out for him.  I think this relates to the good life because if you think about it, the good life is yet to be determined.  People think they know what they want but I don’t think they do.  I think every body’s life is predestined but that doesn’t mean you should purposely mess up your life.  As long as your happy in the end is all that matters to me.

American Beauty Part 2

October 19, 2007

American Beauty has a couple of ways showing the good life.  The good life is a dream life that everyone wants to achieve.  Some people like Lester live such bad lives that being recognized is all they want from life.  Lester and his wife really do not see eye to eye.  Lester was like a puppet.  He did as he was told and did not ask questions.  He knew that he was being treated like crap and this is what made him snap.  When Lester met Angela, his life changed dramatically.  He knew that he could not go on coasting through live as if he were barely alive. Barely living is not always worth living.  Lester realizes this.  He begins to resume his life as a teenager and do what he used to do.  When he met Ricky Fitts, Lester  begins to smoke pot and relive his glory days.  Although I am very sure that many people argue that Lester fantasizing over an underage young hot babe is wrong, but it was good for him because she made him feel alive.  Even though this all may seem weird but I think Lester found himself a good life because of the goodness he had felt right before he died.  He had not been that happy in a long time.